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sounds too good to be true and in some cases it is. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with how many cars have overstated mileage estimates. >>> reporter: meet the 5 passenger hybrid. >> reporter: ford's answer to the prius. >> c max and fusion hybrids. both boast 47 miles per gallon but when consumer reports recently tested vehicles it found the c-max actually delivered 37 miles per gallon the fusion 39. >> the cars are not getting the fuel economy you would expect. >> reporter: last month both kia and hyundai admitted they overstated mileage on more than one-third of the vehicles they have sold since last year. john bought his kia based on those estimates. but instead of getting the advertised 21 city and 28 highway he says he is getting an average 16 miles per gallon. >> we decided to try to use it only for freeway driving. >> we have seen a lot of liberties taken in the advertising. >> reporter: a consumer watchdog believes carmakers boost mileage estimates to sell cars. his group is asking car owners to track their own mileage and report if it's not living up to the estimat
identities at dozens of area gas stations. julie watt shows us what the stations are doing. >> reporter: they are supposed to offer a bit of protection, security stickers slapped on gasp lien pump. in the sticker is broken, someone may have tried to open the machine. >> when i looked at my account, i saw a withdrawal for 300- dollar which i knew i had not made. >> reporter: this time last year, it happened to 300 customers at lucky supermarkets when crooks installed a few skimmers that went unnoticed for days. we saw some sticker, some cut, some peeled off. sign of tampering? >> not necessarily. >> we have not had any kind of skimmer devices put on any one of our equipment. >> reporter: he wants to put it that way. rotten robbie is joining others moving from low tech stickers to newer generation readers. >> once you try to get inside, it won't work. it's broken. >> reporter: joan at gas station card receiptors are one example of new technology spoke for a downturn in skimmer scan. >> the counter measures have really improved. >> like this pump that sounds an aalmost and kills the power
of 100 on the f.d.a. shortage list. >> axelrod: jon, congress passed legislation last july giving the f.d.a. more authority to deal with cancer drug shortages. i'm wondering what's become of that. >> reporter: jim, that new law has made a big difference, and the key provision is the requirement that drug manufacturers let the f.d.a. know when there's an impending shortage. since that new law has passed, there has been a doubling of the notifications. the f.d.a. can increase imports from abroad and tell other manufacturers in the united states to step up production. so it's made a big difference. now, another provision in that law is that the f.d.a. set up a task force looking at other possible solutions to the drug shortage crisis, and they're required to submit that report to congress by this coming july. >> axelrod: dr. jon lapook, thank you. china now has the longest high- speed train line in the world. it runs 1,400 miles from beijing to the city of guangjo, about the distance from new york to miami. the chinese train can make the trip in eight hours. it would take amtrak 30 hours.
. on the consumerwatch, julie watts says that people who borrowed money from a company called check and go may actually be entitled to thousands of dollars each. julie. >> reporter: that's right. refunds in this $4.3 million settlement are expected to range anywhere from $20 to $4,600 per person. but to qualify, you must have borrowed money from check and go online. now, at a press conference today san francisco city attorney dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month installment loan through one of three affiliated websites between november 2006
lost 158 points today. its five-day losing streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also closed down. >>> police pulled over a bmw for speeding. but before the officer could walk up to write the ticket, the driver floored it and tried to get away. moments later, the bmw slammed into another car a few blocks away from bishop o'dowd high school. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us an innocent person was killed because of another's recklessness. >> reporter: it started at 98th and bancroft. two chp officers patrolling the streets of oakland pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver initially stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away, the chp says the driver of the silver bmw m6 broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed a passenger in the sedan. investigators say the woman was in her early 20s. four other people inside the lincoln suffered from minor to serious injuries. witnesses say the impact could be heard from blocks away. >> a big noise. boom. >> reporter: the chp says after the cra
for. >> -- list who is impossible to shop for. >> cbs 5's reporter julie watts that won't break the bank and won't reveal that you waited until the last minute. >> i always wait. >> as last minute shoppers rush to check off their list it seems everyone has someone who is nearly impossible to shop for. >> my dad. >> my younger daughter. >> because you never know what the hell they want. >> we have come up with a few last minute gift ideas. first up, the aquaponics garden. >> it would be perfect for anybody, whether it was my dad who loves to cook to my little 7-year-old nephew who is obsessed with science. >> a segment on the creator. because the hot item is back ordered, forget about rush deliverly. print the ecard and your gift is ready to go. >> it can charge your phone, light or other gadgets. >> the bio light camp stove gained popularity after hurricane sandy enabling people to charge their phones. great for anyone who lives in earthquake country. it is also back ordered and comes with a digital gift tag for last minute holiday orders. >> finally, a juicer but better. no sug
in july when the governor threatened to close some parks because of a lack of state money. the park's director resigned over that. >>> an arrest in the murder of a south bay millionaire. the court appearance of the suspect in custody. >> and a massive sink hole patched up in the east bay in record time. neighborhood faces an crisis. the qu >> providing less and less to the people that live in the neighborhood. >> another san francisco neighborhood faces an identity crisis. can one street have two many restaurants? charges after running down people near twin peaks in san o. one of the vict >>> a 2003-year-old woman facing felony dui and hit and run charges after running down four people near twin peaks in san francisco. one of the victims later died. the group was walking around 9:00 when they were hit and knocked down the hillside. the female driver was arrested nearby with two male companions. >>> a major break in the murder of a millionaire inside his south bay mansion. a young mother is under arrest. but she's only one part of this murder mystery. >> reporter: 22-year-old raven d
impossible to shop for. >> cbs 5 reporter julie watson has three gifts that won't break theback and won't reveal you waited until the last minute. >> i always wait million the last minute. >> reporter: as last minute shoppers rush to check off their list, it seems everyone has someone who is nearly impossible to shop for. >> my parents and my fiance. >> my dad. >> my younger daughter. >> because you never know what the hell they want. >> we have come up with a few last minute gift ideas. if you play your cards right they may never know you waited until the last minute. >> this would be perfect for anybody on my christmas list, whether it was for my dad who loves to cook to my little 7- year-old nephew who is obsessed with like science experiments. >> eye on the bay produce california cities sandra murray -- producer sandra murray discovered it while doing a news segment. forget about rush delivery. simply email or print the ecard and your gift is ready to go. >> by creating electricity from the heat of the fire it can charge your phone, light or other gadgets. >> it gain popularity foll
streak is the longest since july. the s&p 500 also closed down. >>> going over the fiscal cliff will have several impacts on your wallet. a 2% payroll tax cut and a series of other temporary tax cuts will expire, along with other credits and deductions. your grocery costs, especially for dairy products, could suddenly skyrocket. federal long-term jobless benefits would expire. but the price of gas could actually go down because of the declining demand. another tax you'll see rise is the estate tax. cbs reporter john blackstone shows us how tumbling off the fiscal cliff could destroy the legacy of a napa valley vineyard. >> reporter: when his great grandfather started farming her in the late 1800s... >> they farmed orchard fruit and cattle. >> reporter: but much of the land he grew up on is gone, sold, to pay estate taxes after his grandfather's death. >> had to sell all of it. >> estate taxes? >> yes. >> reporter: his grandfather died in 1972 when estate taxes were at an all-time high, 77%. >> it was a big tax bill. it was, you know, half a million dollars. we sold off 150 acres. it gave
decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. enen you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? k i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little ginger boy, and i fell in love with him. >> reporter: the summers began filling their new jersey home with baby clothes, a crib, and even a stroller. they traveled to his orphanage in russia twice to bond with him. >> say, hi, daddy. >> reporter: you've given him a name. >> yes. preston mackey summers. he's a wonderful young boy who needs love and attention. >> reporter: like 1,500 other american families, the summers torry that the law banning opericans from adopting russian thedren could prevent them from bringing a child home. the law is widely seen as retaliation for a new american law banning russians accused of human rights violations from entering the united states. ctimsummers are hoping politics pn't stop them from becoming parents. on your last trip there, that was the last thing you said to him? m> i said
. >> reporter: 38-year-old dave heckman is a thrill seeker. in july the half moon bay native completed the first-ever circumnaviation of death valley national park. >> i never thought i would be the first person to do this. it just so happened we did it. >> reporter: the two traveled hundreds of miles on foot for 16 days without any outside assistance in the hottest time of the year and driest place on earth. >> over 120 in some areas and never really get used to that. you know, you just kind of tolerate it. about every 15 or so miles, i knew we would probably need water. and every 25 to 30 miles we would need food because i was planning on doing between 20 to 30 miles a day. >> reporter: in order to be self-sufficient, heckman they carried food and water along the route months in advance tracking the whereabouts of these stations with a gps device. >> at home you have all your devices to contact people and all the comforts of home and really begin to realize that. you don't really need all that stuff. i'm hoping people realize that the desert how great it is and that it is a place to be protect
streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also closed down. >>> we learned late this afternoon an indian woman who was brutally gang-raped and then thrown from a moving bus has died. three days after the attack, the 23-year-old woman was moved to a hospital in singapore in critical condition. six men on a new delhi bus raped and assaulted her for an hour and also beat a man that she was with. the horrific ordeal has galvanized indians there and here in the bay area. this is a vigil this afternoon. indian women have complained of regular harassment and sexual assaults. and protestors say it is time the indian government and indian society stop tolerating violence against women. >>> chicago just hit a grim milestone. 500 murders this year. hours after police announced they were one homicide away from the 500 mark a man was shot in the head outside a convenience store. but this is not the first time the city reached this number. back this 2008, there were 513 killings in chicago. >>> for the second time this month, a new york commuter has been pushed to his death fr
and bouncing checks. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts has new information on the undercover investigation. >> reporter: following our report, ch r and associates shut down prompting former employees to come forward and come clean. tonight they warn wyoming chr is no longer a threat, many gold buyers use similar tactics. >> basically the old gold or silver we say bring it in. >> reporter: one morning he was a guest on a tv show. >> we can get you a check on the spot. >> reporter: the next the checks bounced and this traveling gold buyer was wanted by police. >> it was embarrassing. >> reporter: every. >> reporter: he said the company he worked for didn't tell him the checks were bad until it was too late and he is not alone. >> i feel sick. i have wrote checks for two days, i said, do you realize that that is fraud? >> reporter: like birdsall, she resigned after discovering she had been writing bad checks. they are just two of the dozens of thr employees across the country who came forward to reveal what they say was a culture of deception within one of the nation's largest g
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